The beer pours black in appearance. There is a half-inch of semi-creamy beige head. The aroma is chocolate, dark roasted malts, with some char and light coffee. The dark roasted malt flavors are even more intense in the taste than in the aroma, much more char, chocolate, coffee still light. There is a bright mineral quality like Guinness, but this is a much more flavorful stout. The finish is dry, with a moderate bitterness. The beer drinks smooth and easy. This is a very tasty and drinkable stout.